Aotus: The Owl Monkey

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780120724055
eBook ISBN: 9780323140157
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd September 1994
Page Count: 380
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This book is the first comprehensive treatment of Aotus, the nocturnal New World owl monkeys often used in behavioral and biomedical studies. Found in tropical forests from Nicaragua to Argentina, owl monkeys have been used in laboratories as model organisms for studies of diseases like malaria, and various forms of cancer, as well as studies of reproductive physiology and neuroanatomical structure and function. These and other recent studies of this fascinating primate are included in this new volume. As the only book devoted exclusively to owl monkeys, this volume is an invaluable addition to the library of anyone interested in primate biology, evolution, ecology, and behavior.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Only book devoted entirely to owl monkeys

  • Surveys issues that pertain to wild and captive populations
  • Represents the breadth of studies that model organisms can engender


Primatologists, biomedical researchers that use primates (especially those that use owl monkeys), mammalogists, and animal scientists. Those interested in studies of visual systems will be interested because Aotus has been used often in these sorts of studies. Thus, neuroscientists represent a significant secondary market.

Table of Contents

S.M. Ford, Taxonomy and Distribution of the Owl Monkey.

R. Aquino and F. Encarnacion, Owl Monkey Populations in Latin America: Field Work and Conservation.

P.C. Wright, The Behavior and Ecology of the Owl Monkey.

A. Dixon, Reproductive Physiology of the Owl Monkey.

J.F. Baer, Husbandry and Medical Management of the Captive Owl Monkey.

C.A. Malaga, Handrearing the Owl Monkey.

R.E. Weller, Infectious and Noninfectious Diseases of Owl Monkeys.

W.E. Collins, The Owl Monkey as a Model for Malaria.

N.W. King, The Owl Monkey in Oncogenic Virus Research.

T.E. Ogden, Opthalmologic Research in the Owl Monkey.

J. Allman, R. Jeo, and M. Sereno, The Functional Organization of Visual Cortex in Owl Monkeys.

J.H. Kaas, The Organization of Sensory and Motor Cortex in Owl Monkeys. Subject Index.


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@qu:"The main purpose of this book is to bring together in one volume a diverse body of information about the owl monkey. One of the books great strengths is that it accomplishes this goal so well." @source:--Stephanie W. Krasnow, in ASLAP NEWSLETTER @qu:"The book is clearly written and well-edited overall." @source:--Mary V. Ashley in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY